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Dodger, Angel Fans Get into Brawl, 3 Marines Injured Trying to Break It up

Two of the Marines remain hospitalized today.

Patch photo credit: Renee Sciavone
Patch photo credit: Renee Sciavone

Two of three U.S. Marines hurt in a street fight in Huntington Beach over the Dodgers and Angels remained hospitalized today, and two suspects were facing an assault charge, police said.

Manuel Alexis Alvarez, 23, of Downey, and Victoria Robledo, 20, of Norwalk, were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and released on bail Sunday, Huntington Beach police Lt. Mitch O'Brien said.

Four other suspects were detained on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, but released without being booked, were identified as Paul Santino Forno, 22, of Whittier, Daniel Maadan, 24, of Whittier, Erik Alexander Gomez- Chavez, 27, of Norwalk, and Jessica Perez, 22, of Downey, he said.

The Marines came to the aid of a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fan being attacked by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans about 1:45 a.m. Sunday at Main and Walnut streets, O'Brien said.

A woman wearing an Angels jersey was accosted by two other women, who were apparently Dodgers fans, and a fight broke out, O'Brien said.

"That's when the Marines come along and try to break it up," O'Brien said, adding that several male friends of the women joined in.

One of the Marines was stabbed in the face with a broken bottle right in front of Huntington Beach officers who were "detaining people all over the place," O'Brien said.

Another was found about a half-block away bleeding, and he did not know who stabbed him, O'Brien said. No hospital conditions were available today, but O'Brien said their injuries were not life threatening.

A third Marine involved in the fight was treated for injuries at a hospital in San Diego and released, O'Brien said.

He would not identify where the Marines are stationed. 

Anyone with more information about the fight or who has cell phone video of it was asked to call the Huntington Beach Police Department tip line at (714) 375-5066. Anonymous tips may be made to Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

--City News Service


Joker Joe April 01, 2014 at 03:54 PM
What we need is a new city council. These riots are happening because of the taverns over and over. Residents cannot feel safe with these episodes continually happening. Wonder what will happen with a paintball shooting on the beach next week? Another riot????
Jo P April 01, 2014 at 08:04 PM
It was a ball game.....one side wins, one side loses.....get over it. The point to be taken here is sportsmanship, respect and tolerance were obviously missing. Regardless of nationality, heritage or political affiliation, there should be a common denominator of decency, which obviously was lacking in these thugs.
Angel April 02, 2014 at 02:57 AM
Wow, when did the OC Register readers become Patch commentators?
The Beast ! April 10, 2014 at 04:30 AM
This is a perfect example of the deep rooted social problems that exist in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. This does not happen in other cosmopolitan cities.
Morgan May 10, 2014 at 08:44 PM
This has nothing to do with being illegal aliens or with HB itself, but everything to do with the face that peple don't get that its JUST A GAME. I'm a baseball fan myself, but I would never even utter a disrespectful word to someone who was not a fan of the same team as I was, yet alone fight them. This is an issue with society and what these people see as appropriate.

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